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 ECU Launches LiveSafe, a mobile safety app, today!

LiveSafe App

The LiveSafe app provides students, faculty and staff with a direct connection to campus safety so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable us to better protect you. 


    • Share information, tips and safety concerns with campus safety via text messaging, including picture, video, and audio attachments, or even through live chat.
    • Stay anonymous anytime, or send your user information and location to ECU Police as soon as you call or message, allowing faster response times.
    • View a helpful Safety Map that displays where recent incidents have occurred, as well as nearby safety locations. 
    • Activate, SafeWalk, a GPS-tagged monitoring feature to let your friends and family keep you covered until you arrive safely to your destination.
    • Receive timely notifications with important safety information from campus safety.

To download and set-up LiveSafe:

  1. Download the app on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Select "East Carolina University" as your affiliation.
  3. Fill in your user profile.
  4. You're set! Start using the app to stay safe every day.
Download in the Apple AppStore     Download in the Google Play Store

Frequently Asked Questions

LiveSafe is a free mobile safety app made available by ECU campus safety and is easy and quick to use! Download the LiveSafe mobile app in iTunes or the Google Play store.

Select "East Carolina University" as the school / agency and fill out your user profile.

The app is available as a free download for all ECU students, faculty and staff. In addition, ECU parents may download LiveSafe to receive timely alerts and notifications.

ECU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the LiveSafe app to communicate with ECU Police about any issues, concerns or questions related to campus safety and security. The app may be used to inquire about policies and best practices for getting help for a friend, reporting vandalism, suspicious activity or any other issue related to conduct and well-being.

Information submitted is monitored 24/7 by the ECU Police. In case campus safety requires further information on any report, the Police will follow-up and live chat with the user. 

 ECU Police can easily re-categorize reports, so users don't need to worry if they mistakenly select the wrong category. If you are unsure which category the report falls into, select "Other".

 No. While users are encouraged to provide picture, audio or video evidence when sending in reports, they are only advised to do so if the circumstances are safe.

 Users will not be penalized for making claims that turn out to be untrue. So long as reports aren't purposefully and falsely claimed, people are encouraged to share information with police.

 Users can send in tip reports using the anonymous feature if they are no comfortable with disclosing their identity. ECU Police will not be able to see who the report is coming from if this is activated.

 No. When faced with an emergency situation, LiveSafe recommends and promotes dialing 911. The aim of the LiveSafe app is to provide a new channel to report non-emergency information and crimes to the ECU Police Department. 

If in an emergency situation (on- or off-campus), LiveSafe has a 911 distress button. When calling 911 using LiveSafe, ECU Police will receive greater information and intelligence in order to provide assistance faster. ECU Police will receive the caller's GPS coordinates and emergency contact information; ensuring dispatchers respond more efficiently and quickly.

 For any emergency that is time-sensitive and poses risk to life and health, 911 should always be called. Otherwise, campus police can be called for other non-emergencies and to provide general information and requests.

 So long as users have the capacity to make voice calls, we encourage anyone in an emergency to always call 911. If a user is unable to make a direct call due to situational or technical issues, or if they must be discrete, then users may "Message ECU Police" and start a live two-way chat with ECU Police.

 LiveSafe respects the privacy of individuals and law enforcement agencies. Data will only be analyzed in aggregate form once individual information is scrubbed and anonymized. Evidence information belongs solely to the law enforcement agency for which it was designated.